Rating: 4.41 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

What to do with that leftover Easter ham bone? Try this tasty soup that is created from a ham stock, to use now, or later. Use your favorite dried white beans. My choice is Great Northern.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
11 hrs 30 mins
total:
11 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine ham bone and 4 quarts of water in a large stock pot of Dutch oven at least the night before. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 hours.

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  • In the meantime, place beans in a large pot with water to cover; soak overnight. Drain beans the next day and return to the pot.

  • Remove ham bone from the pot and pick off any edible meat. Strain the stock and measure out 3 quarts for the soup. Remaining stock can be frozen.

  • Pour 3 quarts of stock over the soaked beans. Add ham, celery, carrots, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover, tilting the lid to allow steam to escape, and simmer until beans are tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add sherry in the last 30 minutes of cooking and season with salt and pepper.

  • Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 15.4g; carbohydrates 32.6g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 15.1mg; sodium 435.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
I left out the carrots and sherry, and it was amazing. This time i have all the ingredients. Read More
(3)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
I left out the carrots and sherry, and it was amazing. This time i have all the ingredients. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
This turned so yummy. I threw in a bit of extra ham from the bone for good measure. I like a good balance of bean to ham. To serve, some like it spicy and others not! So I made Tapatìo available. Just a drop or two yields a nice flavor. Any red pepper flavor would work for an adds punch! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2019
This is a good basic recipe. Precooking the ham bone before adding the beans works well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2020
I added some cabbage to the soup. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/27/2020
I really don't love this soup. I guess it's because it is sweet tasting. Probably due to the glaze that was on the ham. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2021
This soup was full of flavor and absolutely delicious! Very comforting on a cool fall evening and will definitely be a repeat here. I already had homemade ham bone stock on hand in my freezer to use up. I didn’t have dried beans and used 3 cans of Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed (probably could have tossed in an extra can). Since I was using canned beans and wouldn’t need to simmer the soup for 2 hours, I sautéed the carrots, onion, and celery until tender and then added the ham, beans, stock, etc. Those aren’t major changes though and I otherwise followed the recipe/ingredient amounts to a T. My husband prefers his soups thicker and put some of the soup in a different saucepan and smashed some of the beans, letting it simmer a little longer. This worked out since I like more liquid in my soups. Thank you for the recipe, Bibi! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2021
The soup came out good, but did not impress my husband. He prefers black eye peas and ham. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2021
I left out the sherry and doubled the garlic; substituted 3 cans of cannellini beans for the dried beans. Broth seemed a little bland so added 3 Tbl of Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken. The broth seemed thin so peeled 2 medium potatoes; diced one and added the other whole and simmered for 30 min. Removed the whole potato and smashed it and added it back to the soup. This was a big hit with my hubby. I might add cabbage next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2020
Incredibly delicious! I added half the onion, celery, carrots. Doubled garlic, added a palmfull of dried parsley and had more ham from the bone. Can't wait to make this again. Read More